American University in Cairo Teaches Students to Think

According to an article in last week’s New York Times, first year students at the American University in Cairo have to go through a year of “disorientation” where, for the first time, many of them are allowed to think, analyze, and be creative. The students — 85 percent of them Egyptians — have been through an education system where instructors lecture, students memorize and tests are exercises in regurgitation. Read about it here.

One Comment on “American University in Cairo Teaches Students to Think”

  1. HomeworkBlues says:

    Who knew you had to go all the way to Cairo to learn how to think?

    May 9th, 2010 at 7:57 pm
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